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OUR MEMORY-OUR SMELL-OUR DEATHS-OUR MADNESS: Which body acts? Which body resists? Which body has eyes? Which one stares? Which one falls asleep? Which one is alive? Which one is living dead?
New Culture is happy to publish The Forbidden Genes of Genet: a script by Dr. Janardan Ghosh. The script and the play was based on the life of Jean Genet.
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chimera Days sedated, zombies flocking the streets – victims of nostalgia, led on by banners and glow signs into mirages to drink coke, pepsi, thumbs up, whisky, vodka, rum. The cityś a mindless kitsch, indulgent, delinquent, drunk. The effulgence rests on the ephemeral glitters, hiding all that is permanently deformed. The eyes don´t see, don´t … Continue reading antagonistics by sudipta dawn
Four seasons at the Shahbag Square : Occupant-Occupation-Occupy-Occupied
Instatheatre performance by Janardan Ghosh as pasrt of The Plague & The Bard.
Commemorating Human Rights Day, 2019 with a poem and an extempore by Parnab Mukherjee.
who belongs in the Indian City? – an experiment in defining indian urbanity by conner singh vanderbeek
Cooner Vanderbeek shares his thoughts on the state of Indian cities.
possible poet and impossible poetry: navigating the contours of mental illness in performance art and a performance essay that is a performance text – by parnab mukherjee
Possible Poet – Impossible Poetry, an attempted write-up on a remarkably alive life, a cycle of seven-transcreated poems by Leopoldo Maria Panero and a piece on a Ritwik Ghatak play.
you thant…u thant: an imagination fragment from the mind of the first non european secretary general of UN from 1961 to 1971 by parnab mukherjee
Parnab Mukherjee’s imagniative reflection on the life of U Thant – the first non European Secretary General of the UN.
A Brief Interview with Janardan Ghosh by Rijita Chatterjee in The Year 2010 for Surrey University Rijita – Mr. Ghosh, first let me start with a very fundamental question: when and how did you get into theatre? Janardan – There was a familiar desire to take part in my school’s annual plays which initiated me … Continue reading a brief interview with janardan ghosh by rijita chatterjee
A set of curated essays by parnab mukherjee on the importance of piracy to break the hegemony of the pecking order of knowledge
Sourabh Datta Guota travels Italy on a shoestring budget. This is his travel diary.
Recordings from a private session of poetry & readings with Murat Nemet-Nejat .
This articles explores the relationship between the human body & the city.
A novella by Ch Lady Diana as part of Urban Body : entrapments & releases series of writings
women writings to celebrate 70 years of Indian Independence – liberty to think and express.
Writings to celebrate 70 years of Indian independence.
Roger Jenkins is a storyteller based in Singapore. He has visited Kolkata in 2016 to conduct a series of storytelling workshops and to perform for children. We speak to him about various aspects of storytelling.
Contemporary dancers negotiation and relationship with the constantly changing technological tools.
“Return back…. A homecoming… Bas… is that all… do you accept it… is it that linear… simple… I don’t buy the story…. The girls walked back… do you call it walking…their feet dragged on the dusty road… the hip movements seemed disrupted…. heads bent down…. Lips blacked out red… and the bodies … I don’t know…because they never reveal, never declare or complain… therefore the other story remains untold…. What story man… do they deserve stories…. it is only the King and the Queen who has them…. Country girls phew…..”
An adaptation of the Badal Sircar play – Bhool Rasta ( Incorrect Road) by Janardan Ghosh
This piece is based on the acid attack on Haseena Hussain in 1999 by her ex boss Joseph Rodrigues.
A travel diary from Sourabh on his journey into Morocco.
Janardan Ghoshś contemporary play is a satire on the ethics & aesthetics or the lack of it in the leadership Indian society and its effect on the youth.
the real bharat versus the reality of india – the manifesto of a trash-can-voice by parnab mukherjee
As India celebrates 70 years of independence, once more we find the hegemony of a regime of inverted totalitarianism confronting us,- a matrix which ewe must escape and win our freedom.
celebrating 70 years of independence : open call for writings on ´urban body : entrapments & releases´
Open call for contemporary writings to celebrate the 70th year of Indian independence.
a report on an experimental new media collaboration between rome & kolkata – ultracorpi nomadic identity : a project for performance art tv by francesca fini
an experimental new media art project between kolkata & rome, using facebook live and 360 degree camera. performance art and music blend.
did Lady Macbeth have a child or what is the role of this imagined child in her character and psyche.
Recounting his experience in adapting & directing a gujrati play Yugpurush: Mahatmanu Mahatma in Bengali
Reports of the 1st South Asian Fringe festival held at Mcleodganj, Dharmasala, India in May 2017.
(i²) remembering the frayed 3rd edges: dust to dust – a tribute to badal sircar with a special performance by subol das bhairago (bohurupi)
A tribute to Badal Sircar and his anti – nuclear activism & a call for revisiting peopleś history in the post colonial.
the challenge of the oceanic feeling: romain rolland’s mystical critique of psychoanalysis and his call for a “new science of the mind” : a talk by ayon maharaj – a report
Theatre Adda : Park Street Sessions was fortunate to host Ayon Maharaj, a liberal and young monk from the order of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur, West Bengal. He delivered a talk on May 6, 2017 titled ´The Challenge of the Oceanic Feeling: Romain Rolland’s Mystical Critique of Psychoanalysis and His Call for a “New Science of … Continue reading the challenge of the oceanic feeling: romain rolland’s mystical critique of psychoanalysis and his call for a “new science of the mind” : a talk by ayon maharaj – a report
The influences of Derrida and philosophy of eco- feminism have sparked off our creative juices when we decided to start a storytelling platform which would deconstruct the way stories were told and perceived & the paradigms which they represented. This is how the idea of ‘Katha’koli‘ emerged. We decided to approach the semantics of paradigm … Continue reading digambarim : philosophy, influences and practice
Jean-Jacques Lemêtre has composed the music for all shows of the Théâtre du Soleil since 1979. He has performed with several French symphonic orchestras, engages – partly exclusively – in the music and the instruments of the Middle Ages (Orchestre Médiéval de Paris), works with Pierre Boulez in his Orchestre Inter contemporain. In between he … Continue reading jean jacques lemêtre : the musical soul of théâtre du soleil
cinema festivals play a key role concurrently with distribution networks : an interview with andre ceuterick, executive director of festival international du film d’amour de mons
Recently, Embassy of Belgium with Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI), Goethe institute Max Mueller Bhavan, Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, Camões-Portuguese Embassy Cultural Centre & Embassy of Switzerland in India, in association with Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, & Culture Monks presented the 1st edition of the ‘ Festivals from Europe” in Kolkata, from September 30, 2016 … Continue reading cinema festivals play a key role concurrently with distribution networks : an interview with andre ceuterick, executive director of festival international du film d’amour de mons
Performance Art – Live Media Performance Art of Francesca Fini written by Sudipta Dawn. Feb 19, 2017 Live media performance art is an art form which has evolving in its current form since the 70’s. Francesca Fini is a live media performance artist from Italy and she was in India in January – February 2017, for … Continue reading sudipta’s blog
Anna Helena McLean is a physical theatre practitioner and teacher, singer, cellist, theatre director and the founder of Moonfool ( theatre company). She has devised her training philosophy, which she calls ‘Actor Chorus Text’. and She is based in London, UK & collaborates with Culture Monks, to run training programs and joint – productions in … Continue reading Dialogue with Anna Helena McLean
A tribute to Badal Sircar including excerpts of Badal Sircar’s letter to Richard Schechner, dated November 23, 1981
Theatre Adda – Park Street Sessions, celebrates Badal Sircar’s 91st birthday through a performance by Parnab Mukherjee and Janardan Ghosh, both eminent theatre practitioners and performers, who have worked closely with Badal Sircar Culture Monks, Best of Kolkata Campus in collaboration with Drishya presents REMEMBERING THE THIRD ANGULARITY in a performance tribute to Badal Sircar … Continue reading A tribute to Badal Sircar including excerpts of Badal Sircar’s letter to Richard Schechner, dated November 23, 1981
an interview with Nicola Pianzola – founder & performer of the theatre group called Instabili Vaganti (from Italy). The interview is about their project called Megalopolis which is about the body & identity in new urban spaces.
Critical Analysis of Janardan Ghosh’s Theatrical adaptation of Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana by Dr. Payal Trivedi
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? ? Janardan Ghosh’s Theatrical adaptation of Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana: A Transcendental Experience – Dr. Payal Trivedi Theatre director Janardan Ghosh (Kolkata) stands apart from his contemporaries on account of his philosophical approach to theatre which is unlike the commercial outlook of the urban Indian drama largely oriented towards making monetary…
Dr. Payal Trivedi in dialogue with Janardan Ghosh, on his experience of directing Hayavadana.
Theatre is transcendental. Just like experiencing ‘Brahman’. Primordial Theatre was used to communicate with the Gods. It seems that the notions of God and performance were born together. What was the pressing need for these creations? One common answer could be to search for an abstraction named ‘Truth’. While ritualistic theatre has thinned a lot, … Continue reading Theatre is transcendental. Just like experiencing ‘Brahman’ – Janardan Ghosh
Janardan Ghosh, takes us through the making of Girish Karnad’s play Hayavadana , which he directed in 2010. The play which was staged at Padatik Theatre, ran successfully for 56 shows and received much critical acclaim. Janardan’s Havavadana, was path breaking in so many ways. The use of interdisciplinary art & performance practices, physical theatre techniques, … Continue reading The making of Hayavadana by Janardan Ghosh
“Spicy Tutuboy keeps on questioning pre-conceived ideas of identities, sexualities and gender!”- An interview by Abhijit Ganguly
Here we present a dialogue with Honza Svasek – A Butoh performer from Netherlands. We were delighted to have with us in Feb this year, as a part of the Kolkata International Butoh Festival. This interview was conducted by Abhijit Ganguly and was published in his blogkolkatakonnector.blogspot.in & he has kindly consented to reproduce this interview.if you have … Continue reading Dialogue with Honza Svasek